Joe Biden mocks poor approval ratings at White House Correspondents’ Dinner

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While the majority of the speech was filled with cutting jokes, Mr Biden did make note of the important role journalism plays in American democracy, especially in the last decade.

“I mean this from the bottom of my heart, that you, the free press, matter more than you ever did in the last century,” he said. “You are the guardians of the truth.”

The dinner had other serious moments, with tributes to pioneer journalists of color, aspiring student reporters, as well as a dedication to the journalists detained, injured or killed during the coverage of the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

A recent rise in Covid cases in Washington, in particular an outbreak at the journalists’ white-tie Gridiron dinner early in April, brought an undercurrent of caution to the White House dinner.

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